Ayodhya Dispute – Challenges

  • Multiplicity of parties and plaints.
  • Questions whether the parties are representative of their respective religious communities.
  • Repeated failure of the mediation efforts.
  • The apprehension of communal disharmony and violence.
  • The volume of text supporting the claims of the parties (15 sealed trunks containing over 30,000 pages).
  • Language of the supporting documents (e.g. Awadhi, Persian, Sanskrit) and translation of the same.
  • Fragile nature of documents which cannot be digitized.
  • Involvement of questions of faith.
  • Reliability of archaeological evidence being questioned.